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El Silencio Lodge & Spa

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Valverde Vega, Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica
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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Costa Rica is an enchanted paradise - from Pacific to Atlantic coasts - so much beautiful scenery and activities are plentiful no matter where you go. But when you are ready to re-charge your batteries, rewind your state of mind and disappear into a state of zen-like bliss, run - don't walk - to El Silencio Lodge & Spa. From... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you Grace for fully embracing the highly experiential offerings at El Silencio Lodge & Spa. Your thoughtful descriptions of our staff's hospitality and background are much appreciated. William, Ronald, and Carlos genuinely take pride in their role as Costa Rica ambassadors. Thank you for taking the time to celebrate their outstanding professionalism and warm hospitality. We hope to see... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing. We were welcomed with a refreshing juice smoothie upon arrival, and the check in was smooth and easy. We checked into our cabin, and then enjoyed a great lunch after a long journey. The staff knew our names upon arrival, and was very attentive to our needs for the whole stay. Unfortunately, we hit bad weather,... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Saludos Smonkee! Thank you so much for taking the time to post your impressions of your stay and for making such thoughtful recommendations for future guests. El Silencio Lodge & Spa is thrilled to showcase the raw beauty of Costa Rica's cloud forest in a setting that excels in comfort. Thanks for highlighting the peaceful relaxation that singles us out.... More

San Jose, Costa Rica
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful secluded hotel inside the mountains... They have their own fish and vegetables grown on site... Excellent food, beautiful accommodations.. I was lucky enough to be fall asleep listening to the sound of the river... No TV in the bedroom! Awesome

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear rm96. It is always a pleasure to learn that our guests have enjoyed a truly memorable experience. Gently falling asleep while serenaded by the Gorrion River is as relaxing as life can get! Thank you for letting us know that we fully succeeded in making you and your family feel welcome, special, and pampered. We certainly look forward to... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a beautiful private cabin in cloud forest, we had excellent views of rainforest, with a private hot tub. Cabin #7. The staff is incredible. The food is out of this world. Martin and Francesco did a wonderful job in the restaurant. We attended Ronald's coffee tasting. It was great, and he is such a pleasure to be around.... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Saludos Michelle! Congratulations on your 25th anniversary and thank you so much for letting us play a part in its celebration! We enthusiastically appreciate your review. It is always wonderful to see so many of our amazing staff mentioned as examples of attentive hospitality. Thrilled that you enjoyed the coffee-tasting experience. We are very fortunate to be close to some... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautiful place shares high quality of their people, food, spa and lodges. You feel Nature really close and your rest is peaceful and quiet, as the name, El Silencio. It is a place with a real identification with ecology. Highly recommended!

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Gracias Manuel! It was a true pleasure to be your hosts and on behalf of our staff I thank you for taking the time to share your exceptional experience with the Trip Advisor community. Our goal is to shower guests with Costa Rica's signature hospitality, mesmerizing landscapes, and pura vida vibe. Thanks for letting us know that we succeeded! More

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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

What can we say that hasn't been said. This is an amazing place. Luxury isn't the word. We loved: 1. The beds...so soft! 2. The views. 3. Food...and great wine. 4. The long long list of really thoughtful little things that made the stay so special. Eg. Chocolate delivery in the afternoon; returning to the room at night to find... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

As we would say in Spanish: ¡Guau! Thanks Jane Anne for your contagious enthusiasm about your experience at El Silencio Lodge & Spa. We certainly hope to see you again in the very near future. Any time you need an extraordinarily relaxing experience, we will be happy to oblige. Warmest regards! More

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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The 4 of us explored Costa Rica in the first week of July and El Silencion Lodge & Spa was our first stop. It was a quick 2 hours drive from SJO with our rental 4x4, and the road was fine. We were greeted by Benny, our concierge, who welcomed us and showed us the ins and outs of El... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Saludos Dr. T! Thanks for embracing Costa Rica and the World Cup fever with such gusto! Delighted to learn that you had a wonderful time exploring, enjoying our farm-to-table menu, and cheering :) We most certainly look forward to your return. We will greet you with a resounding: oooeeee ooeeeee ooeeee ooeeeee... Ticooooos Ticoooooooos! (And Don Juio) More

Hoboken, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This was a perfect hotel/lodge with a great mountain setting. The service & food were great, the room was amazing and they even put hot water bottles in your bed when it's cold at night! This was the first stop on our Honeymoon and we absolutely loved it!

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Pura Vida Jeff! Our cheerful thanks for choosing us as a honeymoon destination. Thank you for letting us craft a special getaway to celebrate romance, love, and commitment. We hope you had a fantastic Fourth of July! More

Solon, Ohio, United States
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We stayed at El Silencio Lodge in June, 2014. There were 10 people in our family whose ages ranged from 10 to 81. Each of us had an outstanding experience from the beautiful cabins to the 5 star meals. This luxury retreat offered activities for all ages such as hiking trails, zip lining, coffee tasting, horseback riding, and spa services.... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Having a chance to host an extended family vacation is a real treat! Thank you Shelly for selecting El Silencio Lodge & Spa as your host. Since we inaugurated our Private Two Bedroom Villas, El Silencio is more family-friendly than ever. We want everyone to enjoy our beautiful retreat and fun eco-adventures. Gracias! More

Overland Park, Kansas, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We stayed here three nights in June 2012 - even through it says 2014. I daydream about going back! It was, by far, the best overall experience we had while in Costa Rica. We stayed in one of the highest hillside cabins, and the view of the surrounding cloud forest was incredible. Our concierge, Ronald, took us on a guided... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings Matt! Flawless is exactly what we aim for and I am delighted that we fully succeeded during your stay. Thank you for remembering us so fondly. Since your visit, we have created wonderful new experiences, including a very exciting Adventure Park with zip-lining, intense hiking, and waterfall rappelling. Please do return soon! More

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Address: Valverde Vega, Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bajos del Toro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — El Silencio Lodge & Spa 4*
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El Silencio Lodge & Spa is a planet-friendly luxury hotel in Costa Rica. Set in the cloud forest mountains of the central volcanic region, it combines upscale comforts with an intense natural immersion experience. Features farm-to-table cuisine, a wellness spa, an adventure park, and many authentic cultural experiences to enjoy the best of luxury Costa Rica. ... more   less 
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